Mind Blowing Realities
Witness the clear waters of the Verzasca River in Switzerland.
Under the bridge: This stunning photo by Claudio Gazzaroli, shows the arched Roman Bridge crossing over the Verzasca River in Switzerland from 50ft under water.
Hanging Monastery – China
Located in the Hunyuan County of Datong, the Hanging Monastery lies at the foot of Mount Hengshan. It hangs on the west cliff of the Jinxia Gorge which is over 50 meters above the ground, thus called Hanging Monastery. Originally constructed in 491, the monastery was largely rebuilt and restored during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
The Tallest Bridge in the World
Located in Southern France, the Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the world. Constructed in three short years, the bridge is an engineering and architectural marvel. At its highest point, the bridge soars 343 meters (1,125 ft) above ground, that’s 19 meters (62 ft) taller than the Eiffer Tower!
Earth at Night
This is what the Earth looks like at night. Can you find your favorite country or city? Surprisingly, city lights make this task quite possible. Human-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth’s surface, including the seaboards of Europe, the eastern United States, and Japan. Many large cities are located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat. Particularly dark areas include the central parts of South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The above image is actually a composite of hundreds of pictures made by the orbiting DMSP satellites.
Credit: C. Mayhew & R. Simmon (NASA/GSFC), NOAA/NGDC, DMSP Digital Archive
The World’s Smallest Artificial Heart
The world’s smallest artificial heart, made by Italian scientists. This tiny titanium pump was implanted in a baby, at the Bambino Gesu’ Hospital in Rome May 24, 2012. Doctors from Rome’s Bambino Gesu’
Solar Powered Floating Resort
This unusual project designed by Italian designer and architect Michele Puzzolante. The floating resort, fully self-contained, thanks to acquire a charge of solar energy. Of course, built into the design of the hotel SOLAR solar cells can not always provide enough energy, so the hotel, a yacht in the presence of electrical generators. Also ekonapravlennosti project, we note that the impressive part of the design is made of fiberglass-reinforced high-strength, creating a perfect seal. The maximum capacity of the hotel – six people. It offers: two double rooms and one guest with individual bathrooms, shared kitchen, dining room, small bar, deck, terrace and even a bridge. Special attention is given an underwater compartment, which allows to watch the underwater world at 360 degrees.
The Haiku Stairs
Also called the Stairway to Heaven, island of Oahu (Hawai), Haiku Stairs isn’t the most difficult hike on the island, but the amazing views and the sheer drop offs on either side of the ridge make it one of the most memorable.
The Las Vegas Strip is the brightest place on Earth when looked at from space. This is a photograph taken from the international space-station
These balancing rocks in Utah’s Moab Desert
These balancing rocks in Utah’s Moab Desert formed because wind eroded the lower-down rock layers faster than it eroded the thicker caprock. Because earthquakes can topple these balancing rocks, their presence indicates that an area exhibits tectonic stability.
Strange and wonderful way to store food carried out by the bird as it wood woodpecker digging holes in trees to keep the fruits of walnut stock.
An aerial view of Nabiyotum Crater in Lake Turkana
The world’s largest desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake.